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US inflation news buoys market

Australian shares followed the US market higher on Thursday after the world’s largest economy reported easing inflationary pressures, helping to lower interest rate expectations. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 gained 78.3 points, or 1.1 per cent, to close at 7,071 points, while the broader S&P/ASX All Ordinaries rose 86.7 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 7325.4 points. Most…

Drew Meredith | 12th Aug 2022 | More
ASX reverses gains as energy falls, tech, communications near highs, Orica sinks

The local market gave up early gains to finish broadly flat on Thursday after a strong week in the market. Four sectors finished in the red, led by energy and materials, down 2.2 and 1.1 per cent respectively. The key driver has been growing concerns about a weakening in demand for oil and gas, a…

Drew Meredith | 5th Aug 2022 | More
Aussie market gains, energy utilities support 7 week high, United Malt sinks

The positive run continued with the S&P/ASX200 gaining 0.7 per cent on Monday, the first day of August following a strong finish to July. Investors have clearly been buoyed by suggestions that the RBA will need to pare back rate hikes well before the expected 4 per cent level is reached. The result was a…

Drew Meredith | 2nd Aug 2022 | More
  • Market rally continues as bond yields fall to three-month low, Origin doubles revenue

    The local sharemarket delivered another positive week for investors with the S&P/ASX200 gaining 0.8 per cent on Friday taking the weekly gain to 2.2 per cent. Added to last week’s 2.8 per cent gain and the market is down just 6.7 per cent for the year. Every sector barring healthcare added to the strong result…

    Drew Meredith | 1st Aug 2022 | More
    China stimulus news good for markets

    It was a solid week last week for the Australian market, advancing on four of the five days. The S&P/ASX 200 gained 138.1 points, or 2.1 per cent, for the week, to end at 6,678, while the broader S&P/ASX All Ordinaries index added 156.6 points, or 2.3 per cent, to 6,877. The All Tech index…

    Drew Meredith | 11th Jul 2022 | More
    Warning: interest rate rise ahead

    The Australian share market ended in the green on Monday, despite investor skittishness ahead of today’s Reserve Bank board meeting. The central bank is widely predicted to lift its cash rate by another 50 basis points today, which would take it to 1.35 per cent, in the intensifying effort to rein in surging inflation, which…

    Drew Meredith | 5th Jul 2022 | More
  • Market reverses gains, commodities, energy sink, Brambles cut CostCo deal

    The Australian market started the session on a positive note, moving as much as 1 per cent higher on the first day of the new financial year but ultimately sank to a 0.4 per cent loss. The realisation that an interest rate-driven slowdown in the global economy may hit commodity demand saw both energy and…

    Drew Meredith | 4th Jul 2022 | More
    Local market gains on earnings, Tassal gets a bid, BWX slumps

    The local market managed to deliver another strong day, the S&P/ASX200 finishing 0.9 per cent higher. Five sectors were lower, albeit only slightly, with consumer discretionary the biggest detractor on concerns that higher interest rates will cut disposable incomes. This sent the likes of JB Hi-Fi (ASX: JBH) and Zip Co (ASX: ZIP) down 3.9 and…

    Drew Meredith | 29th Jun 2022 | More
  • Market overcomes lithium rout, Lake Resources continues to tank, property outperforms

    The selloff in lithium stocks has returned once again, with the likes of Pilbara (ASX: PLS) and Liontown (ASX: LTR) pushing the commodities sector to a 1.5 per cent loss. Along with the energy sector which fell 2.1 per cent is now officially in a bear market, these were the only two sectors to post…

    Drew Meredith | 24th Jun 2022 | More
    ASX falls in worst week since 2020, Atlas bid, Douglass returns

    The local market was pushed lower by the global turnaround in interest rates with the S&P/ASX200 falling 1.3 per cent to finish the week. Every sector was lower, led by property, which fell 2.9 per cent on concerns that higher interest rates will hit valuations, while another six sectors dropped more than 1 per cent,…

    Drew Meredith | 14th Jun 2022 | More
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